ShopBot Tools

ShopBot Desktop

Our affordable, smaller-sized ShopBot Desktop is a digital fabrication powerhouse. It's built to perform like a big tool, built to be rugged, and built to last. Choose from our deck options: an aluminum tool deck or a Universal Vacuum hold down deck.

Desktop with Aluminum T-Slot Deck
Starting at: $8,975

In addition to impressive woodworking capabilities, the Desktop delivers engraving level precision, and the power and rigidity to machine parts from wood, plastic, aluminum, and other materials. The Desktop can perform a wide range of workbench, prototyping and production projects.

Desktop with Aluminum Deck

The Desktop with Aluminum Deck (general purpose deck) comes standard with an attached MDF spoil board and is considered our most versatile deck option for a wide variety of machining options. Because the Desktop is completely open underneath and the aluminum deck can be partially or completely removed, you can add widely available dovetailing or end-milling attachments, or add our lower deck option for additional Z travel.

Desktop with Universal Vacuum Hold Down Deck

The Desktop with Universal Vacuum Hold Down Deck kit includes a plywood plenum, MDF spoil board, and the Fein Turbo II Vac for quick hold down of sheet goods. This deck option is not optimal for cutting small parts, but is well-suited for large parts without additional hold down from screws, nylon nails, or tabs.

See the Hold Down at a Glance chart for more information on hold down.

Need a ShopBot CNC short term? Learn about our Subscription CNC program.

Looking to purchase 10 or more tools? Ask us about our fleet pricing.

2 Deck Options: Aluminum “T” slot extrusion, with MDF spoil board [optional, removable] OR Universal Vacuum Hold Down Deck with Fein Turbo II Vac kit, with plywood plenum and MDF spoil board
Drive System: 4 motors with integral, Teflon-coated precision lead screw with anti-backlash technology on each axis(1X, 2Y, 1Z)
Integral guard and dust skirt
Cut Speed: 4 inches per second (100mm/sec)
Jogging Speed: 6 inches per second (150mm/sec)
Resolution: 0.00025” (.00635mm)
Electrical System Requirements: 120V @ 15Amps
Frame: Machined aluminum members that are bolted together
Linear Bearings: Fully supported precision linear guides and blocks on each axis
ShopBot Control System software to run your CNC
Each new ShopBot tool includes powerful design software to create CNC projects.
Includes simple, quick-start set-up guide
Support Resources and Documentation
Desktop can be ordered with a CE Package
Show dimensions in   Imperial   Metric  Units
Movement Area** 25.2” x 20” x 5” 640mm x 508mm x 127mm
Footprint with Spindle 39” x 32” x 30” 990mm x 819mm x 760mm
Nominal Cutting area and Total Movement Area refer to the areas that can be covered using a single z-axis.
Actual cutting width is decreased by 10” when using a second Z axis.
Spindle VFD ts to the right side of the gantry
Show dimensions in   Imperial   Metric  Units
XYZ Movement: 25.2” x 20” x 5” 640mm x 508mm x 127mm
Cutting Volume: 24” x 18” x 3.5” 609mm x 457mm x 88.9mm
23" x 17" x 8" (with lower deck option) 584mm x 432mm x 203mm (with lower deck option)
e.g. with 2" long cutter
Weights: If crated, add 178 lbs.
103 lbs [no deck, no cutter]
148 lbs [total weight with aluminum deck and spindle]
170 lbs [total weight with universal hold down deck and spindle]
Crate dimensions: 44.5” x 37.6875” x 37.6875”, weight: 178 lbs, loading dock, forklift or lift gate service is recommended
Collets: Includes one 1/4" and one 1/2" desktop collet and collet nut (ER20)
Cut Speed: 4 inches per second 100mm/sec
Jogging Speed: 6 inches per second 150mm/sec
Resolution: 0.00025” .00635mm
Electrical System Requirements: 120V @ 15Amps

While there are endless possibilities of what you can do with the ShopBot Desktop, here are a few examples of areas where people are putting their CNC tool to use:

Sign Making

Sign makers are using CNC for 3D carving, V-bit carving, profile contouring, fluting, and engraving. It also provides them with the opportunity to cut their own channel letter components, frames, posts, and borders in-house.

Learn more about Signmaking with CNC


High-volume furniture and millwork companies, as well as novice and master craftsmen, are embracing CNC technology. Craftsmen are quickly realizing that the CNC process doesn’t jeopardize their pieces' authenticity; it only adds to quality and uniqueness of the finished product.

Learn more about Woodworking with CNC


Whatever size manufacturing business you have, success today is about agility. ShopBot tools give you the ability to accommodate shifting priorities.

Learn more about manufacturing with CNC .


No educational setting is complete without a ShopBot. Our digital fabrication tools take STEM learning to the next level.

Learn more about CNC in education .

Call us today at 888-680-4466 and speak to a member of our sales team or get in touch using our Tool Quote Form.
Let’s get started! We’re here to help you grow your business!
Desktop Tools Include:
  • Deck Options: Aluminum T-Slot, Universal Vacuum Hold Down, Aluminum T-Slot Lower Deck
  • 1hp HSD Air-Cooled Spindle
  • One 1/4" and One 1/2" Desktop Collet and Collet Nut (ER20)
  • Dust Skirt
  • VCarve Pro Software
  • ShopBot Control System Software
  • ShopBot Handbook
  • Free Tech Support
  • 2-Year Warranty
Accessories and Add-Ons:
Check out our Desktop Work Station for an all-in-one solution that includes a ShopBot Desktop, Invision Full Enclosure, and a Work Stand, Call our sales team at 888-680-4466 for pricing.

ShopBot Tools, Inc.

Toll Free: 1-888-680-4466

Phone: 919-680-4800
Fax: 919-680-4900

ShopBot Tools, Inc.
3333-B Industrial Drive
Durham, NC 27704

Office Hours
Monday–Friday: 9am–5pm EST

After Hours Tech Support
Monday–Friday: 5pm–9pm EST
Saturday–Sunday: 10am–5pm EST

Office Closure
ShopBot Tools, Inc. is closed New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and the following Friday, and Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

Outside of normal office hours, we regularly check for support requests, email and phone messages. To make sure we can get back to you as soon as possible, leave a phone number or return email address where you will be available.